Above all, the colonial era is seen in the overall context of Indian history, and the legacy of the 1947 partition is examined from the standpoint of today. The first single-volume history of India since the 1950s, combining narrative pace and skill with social, economic and cultural analysis. Five millennia of the sub-continent’s history are interpreted by one of our finest writers on India and the Far East.
China: A HistoryBasic Books #ad - An authoritative account of five thousand years of Chinese historyMany nations define themselves in terms of territory or people; China defines itself in terms of history. Taking into account the country's unrivaled, voluminous tradition of history writing, John Keay has composed a vital and illuminating overview of the nation's complex and vivid past.
Keay's authoritative history examines 5, 000 years in China, from the time of the Three Dynasties through Chairman Mao and the current economic transformation of the country. Crisp, and engaging, judicious, China is the classic single-volume history for anyone seeking to understand the present and future of this immensely powerful nation.
History of India: A Captivating Guide to Ancient India, Medieval Indian History, and Modern India Including Stories of the Maurya Empire, the British Raj, Mahatma Gandhi, and More#ad - Long before the british Raj or the tea trade, India was beloved for its spices and jewels. For much of history, India provided the majority of the world’s diamonds from its own mines. Here, and buddhists live shoulder to shoulder in a crowded world of multiple gods and juxtaposed pilgrimage routes, Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs, Christians, each one perfectly peaceful in their own beliefs and traditions.
Ganesh and shiva have accompanied their people from the Indus River Valley–the spring of Indian civilization–down the Ganges and forward through time. In history of india: a captivating guide to ancient india, then and nowa brief history of the currythe space programand much, the british raj, medieval indian history, you will discover topics such asthe indus river valleymythology of the vedic agearyan india and the Great Vedic DebateAlexander the GreatThe Empire of Chandragupta MauryaBuddhism and the Regrets of AshokaThe Return of the GreeksThe Gupta EmpireAncient Mathematical DiscoveriesThe Delhi SultanateBabur and the Mughal EmpireThe Taj Mahal and a Story of LoveIndia is “Rediscovered” by PortugalThe Maratha EmpireThe East India Trading CompanyEast India Company RuleThe British RajThe Caste SystemMohandas GandhiThe Salt March and IndependenceWildlife, Mahatma Gandhi, and Modern India Including Stories of the Maurya Empire, and More, much more!So if you want to learn more about the history of India, scroll up and click the "add to cart" button! .
History of India: A Captivating Guide to Ancient India, Medieval Indian History, and Modern India Including Stories of the Maurya Empire, the British Raj, Mahatma Gandhi, and More #ad - If you want to discover the captivating history of India, then keep reading. Free history bonus inside!India is a land of mystery, richness, and deep spiritual discovery. Intensified manufacturing and digital technologies have brought modern India into the global market, customer service, trading in communications software, and IT management—but these are far from the technologies and industries that put this ancient land on every map.
India After Gandhi Revised and Updated Edition: The History of the World's Largest DemocracyEcco #ad - Taking full advantage of the dramatic details of the protests and conflicts that helped shape the nation, Ramachandra Guha writes of the factors and processes that have kept the country together, and kept it democratic, and economically, politically, socially, defying the numerous prophets of doom. Moving between history and biography, jawaharlal Nehru and his daughter, this story provides fresh insights into the lives and public careers of those legendary and long-serving Prime Ministers, Indira Gandhi.
From one of the subcontinent’s most important and controversial writers comes this definitive history of post-Partition India, now revised and updated with extensive new materialTold in lucid and beautiful prose, the story of India’s wild ride toward and since Independence is a riveting one. Guha includes vivid sketches of the major “provincial” leaders, but also writes with feeling and sensitivity about lesser-known Indians—peasants, women, tribals, workers, and Untouchables.
India After Gandhi Revised and Updated Edition: The History of the World's Largest Democracy #ad - Massively researched and elegantly written, occasionally the most exasperating, this is the work of a major scholar at the height of his powers, a brilliant and definitive history of what is possibly the most important, and certainly the most interesting country in the world. This tenth anniversary edition, published to coincide with seventy years of India’s independence, is revised and expanded to bring the narrative up to the present.
History of Japan: Revised EditionTuttle Publishing #ad - Newly revised and updated, A History of Japan is a single-volume, complete history of the nation of Japan. Ealy modern japan—including Japanese feudalism, administration under the Tokugawa, and society and culture in early modern Japan. Medieval japan— including rule by the military houses, Buddhism, the failure of Ashikaga Rule, and the Kamakura and Muroachi Periods periods.
Also included is an in-depth analysis of the Japanese religion, Japanese arts, Japanese culture and the Japanese People from the 6th century B. C. E. To the present. Modern japan—including the meiji era and policies for modernization, from consensus to crisis 1912-1937, and solutions through force. This contemporary classic continues to be a central book in Japanese studies and is a vital addition to the collection of any student or enthusiast of Japanese history, Japanese culture, or the Japanese Language.
History of Japan: Revised Edition #ad - Recent findings shed additional light on the origins of Japanese civilization and the birth of Japanese culture. This contemporary classic, now updated and revised, continues to be an essential text in Japanese studies. Classic illustrations and unique pictures are dispersed throughout the book. Starting in ancient japan during its early pre-history period A History of Japan covers every important aspect of history and culture through feudal Japan to the post-cold War period and collapse of the Bubble Economy in the early 1990's.
The Argumentative Indian: Writings on Indian History, Culture and IdentityFarrar, Straus and Giroux #ad - It is also essential to removing the inequalities whether of caste, or community that mar Indian life, to stabilizing the now precarious conditions of a nuclear-armed subcontinent, class, gender, and to correcting what Sen calls the politics of deprivation. His invaluable book concludes with his meditations on pluralism, on dialogue and dialectics in the pursuit of social justice, and on the nature of the Indian identity.
In the argumentative indian, amartya sen draws on a lifetime study of his country's history and culture to suggest the ways we must understand India today in the light of its rich, long argumentative tradition. The millenia-old texts and interpretations of hindu, agnostic, Sen reminds us, Buddhist, ancient and well-respected rules for conducting debates and disputations, and atheistic Indian thought demonstrate, Muslim, Jain, and for appreciating not only the richness of India's diversity but its need for toleration.
. Though westerners have often perceived india as a place of endless spirituality and unreasoning mysticism, linguistics, not to mention its secular contributions to mathematics, he underlines its long tradition of skepticism and reasoning, astronomy, medicine, and political economy. Sen discusses many aspects of india's rich intellectual and political heritage, including philosophies of governance from Kautilya's and Ashoka's in the fourth and third centuries BCE to Akbar's in the 1590s; the history and continuing relevance of India's relations with China more than a millennium ago; its old and well-organized calendars; the films of Satyajit Ray and the debates between Gandhi and the visionary poet Tagore about India's past, present, and future.
The Argumentative Indian: Writings on Indian History, Culture and Identity #ad - The success of india's democracy and defense of its secular politics depend, Sen argues, on understanding and using this rich argumentative tradition. A nobel laureate offers a dazzling new book about his native countryIndia is a country with many distinct traditions, vastly different convictions, widely divergent customs, and a veritable feast of viewpoints.
Incarnations: A History of India in Fifty LivesFarrar, Straus and Giroux #ad - Some of these historical figures are famous. We meet the ancient Sanskrit linguist who inspires computer programmers today. Some are unjustly forgotten. And all, khilnani convinces us, are deeply relevant today. We hear the medieval poets, ribald and profound, who mocked rituals and caste and whose voices resonate in contemporary poetry.
S. And we see giants of the twentieth-century Independence movement—among them Mohandas Gandhi; Ambedkar, the Untouchable lawyer turned constitution maker; and the legendary singer M. An entertaining and provocative account of india’s past, written by one of the country’s leading thinkersFor all India’s myths, its sea of stories and moral epics, Indian history remains a curiously unpeopled place.
Incarnations: A History of India in Fifty Lives #ad - As their rich and surprising lives take the reader through twenty-five hundred winding years of Indian and world history, Khilnani brings wit, historical rigor, feeling, and uncommon insight to dilemmas that extend from ancient times to our own. We encounter the buddha not as the usual beatific icon but as a radical young social critic.
Journeying across india in pursuit of their stories—visiting slum temples, iconoclasts, philosophers, Bollywood studios, textile mills, artists, warriors, ayurvedic call centers, and Mughal fortresses—Khilnani offers trenchant portraits of emperors, and entrepreneurs. At once a provocative and sophisticated reinterpretation of India’s history and an incisive commentary on its present-day conflicts and struggles, sweeping, Incarnations is an authoritative, and often moving account of a nation coming into its own.
In incarnations, sunil khilnani fills that space, bringing to life fifty extraordinary men and women who changed both India and the world. Subbulakshmi—not as cardboard cutouts but as complex and striving human beings.
The Honourable Company: History of the English East India CompanyHarperCollins #ad - As a commercial enterprise it came to control half the world's trade and as a political entity it administered an embryonic empire. In a tapestry ranging from southern Africa to north-west America, and from the reign of Elizabeth I to that of Victoria, bizarre locations and roguish personality abound. This book looks at the history of the East India Company.
From bombay to singapore and Hong Kong the political geography of today is, in some respects, the result of the Company. Without it there would have been no British India and no British Empire. A history of the English East India company. During 200 years the east india company grew from a loose association of Elizabethan tradesmen into "the grandest society of merchants in the universe".
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Proud traditions and patriotism commingle with tensions and prejudices rooted in age-old rivalries. Show interest in their country and most will respond with genuine warmth and friendship. The chaos and beauty of color and sound, the language shifts every ten miles, sweet and sour, the insistent smells of everyday life lived very much in public, the household variations of spicy and sharp, and the invasion of personal space will challenge the most experienced traveler.
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The rapid urbanization of the last century has given rise to burgeoning slums and an affluent middle class that was nonexistent a few decades ago. But they also have indelible ties to family and community that form boundaries and determine decisions that may not always seem reasonable, or sometimes even ethical, to outsiders.
Enjoying India: The Essential HandbookTara Satara Press Ltd #ad - Enjoying india offers a wealth of insights into India's culture and style of functioning, covering many important topics that are either dealt with superficially or omitted altogether by other books. Updatedhow to enjoy the best of india. Whether you are in india for business or pleasure, this is the one book you need to experience the best of India.
Acquire the skills, understanding and confidence you need to:* stay safe and healthy* Communicate successfully * Understand how yes can mean no* Avoid cultural blunders* Deal with Indian bureaucracy* Accommodate special needs* Bargain effectively* Get a seat on a fully booked train* Use your computer safely * Cope with Indian plumbing* and much, much more.
Enjoying India: The Essential Handbook #ad - . Enjoying india is the ultimate how-and-why guide for foreigners that fills the gaps left by traditional guidebooks--practical and cultural information no visitor or expat can afford to be without. It will give you the knowledge to navigate this unfamiliar land with ease.
Asia: A Concise HistoryWiley #ad - Covers the great events and figures of asian history, key events, the great wall of china, the encyclopedia of mythology, and chariot destined to become a reference staple for history buffs and students of asian history, the taj mahal, the first emperor of China, maps, the temple of Angkor Wat Includes fascinating slices of history, Asia: A Concise History offers readers a breathtaking narrative and wealth of detail that make the formative periods, along with a look at the monumental remains that bear witness to those times: the ziggurats of Iraq, including funeral arrangements for Qin Shi Huangdi in 210 BC; an extract from Lord Macartney's journal of his 1793 diplomatic mission to the Qing emperor Qian Long; and Toyotomi Hideyoshi's edict of 1587 banning firearms in Japan Features boxed inserts of special interest?like a Babylonian recipe for lamb stew circa 1500 BC Contains over 100 illustrations, and photos Other books by Cotterell: The Minoan World, and personalities from this once remote part of the world come alive.
. From one of the world's leading historians?a comprehensive narrative of the 3, culture, and global destiny Tracing its origins in Mesopotamia to its modern role on the global geopolitical stage, 000 years that have formed Asia's people, and often misunderstood, lively, historian Arthur Cotterell offers a compelling, and readable account of one of the most culturally diverse, parts of the world.
Asia: A Concise History #ad - Beginning with the emergence of the world's earliest civilization in 3000 bc, the medieval states that flourished after the advent of Islam, Asia: A Concise History provides a fascinating look at the global convulsions?like the rise and fall of Assyria and Persia, and the modern transformations triggered by the lightning conquests of imperial Japan?that have shaped the continent.